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Environmental Education Program for 4-6 grades


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Get in the Technology Loop!

HP and Scholastic created dynamic skill building materials for students in grades 4 through 6 that raise awareness of the opportunities to reduce the impact of electronics on the environment. The innovative lessons introduce students to the concepts of product life-cycle, environmental issues and the role that students can play in environmental responsibility.  This supplemental education program has been distributed to 132,000 public school teachers in the United States.

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Lesson plans – a look at technology and the environment

There are four lesson plans that cover technology, how electronics are made and distributed, and how to dispose of electronics responsibly. The lesson plans are designed to build skills in science, language arts and math and align with over 30 U.S. National Education Standards. Each lesson plan includes in-class and take-home activities.

» Lesson 1: What is technology
» Lesson 2: How are electronics made
» Lesson 3: Electronics distribution and use
» Lesson 4: Disposing of electronics

Poster - The Technology Loop – A look at the product life-cycle of a computer

A poster that illustrates the product life-cycle of a computer including educational information and considerations at each stage from design and manufacturing to reuse/recycling.

» Product life cycle poster

Classroom activities

Fun classroom activities teach students about saving energy at school, giving electronics a second life, and disposing of unwanted electronics responsibly.

» Classroom activities

Family activities

It’s good for your family and the environment to choose and use electronics wisely, conserve energy at home and dispose of your electronics responsibly. You’ll learn some fun facts – such as in the average home, 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off.

» Family activities in English and Spanish

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